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Patent Summary

(12) Patent: (11) CA 2246933


English Abstract

A method and system for placing an order to purchase an item via the Internet. The order is placed by a purchaser at a client system and received by a server system. The server system receives purchaser information including identification of the purchaser, payment information, and shipment information from the client system. The server system then assigns a client identifier to the client system and associates the assigned client identifier with the received purchaser information. The server system sends to the client system the assigned client identifier and an HTML document identifying the item and including an order button. The client system receives and stores the assigned client identifier and receives and displays the HTML document. In response to the selection of the order button, the client system sends to the server system a request to purchase the identified item. The server system receives the request and combines the purchaser information associated with the client identifier of the client system to generate an order to purchase the item in accordance with the billing and shipment information whereby the purchaser effects the ordering of the product by selection of the order button.

French Abstract

L'invention concerne un procédé et un système permettant d'effectuer une commande d'achat via Internet. L'acheteur adresse sa commande via un système client, et cette commande est reçue par un système serveur, lequel reçoit les données relatives à l'acheteur, y compris l'identification de l'acheteur, l'information liée au paiement et l'information liée à l'expédition depuis le système client. Ensuite, le système serveur affecte au système client un identificateur client et associe cet identificateur aux données relatives à l'acheteur qui ont été reçues. Le système serveur envoie au système client l'identificateur client attribué ainsi qu'un document HTML identifiant l'article considéré et comportant En réponse à la sélection du bouton de commande, le système client envoie une demande d'achat concernant le produit identifié au système serveur, lequel reçoit cette demande et, en combinaison, recueille les données relatives à l'acheteur associées à l'identificateur client du système client pour établir une commande d'achat de l'article considéré, conformément aux informations liées à la facturation et à l'expédition, moyennant quoi l'acheteur passe la commande correspondante en sélectionnant le bouton de commande.

Patent Details

(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • G06Q 30/06 (2012.01)
  • G06Q 20/12 (2012.01)
(72) Inventors (Country):
  • HARTMAN, PERI (United States of America)
  • BEZOS, JEFFREY P. (United States of America)
  • KAPHAN, SHEL (United States of America)
  • SPIEGEL, JOEL (United States of America)
(73) Owners (Country):
  • AMAZON.COM, INC. (United States of America)
(71) Applicants (Country):
  • AMAZON.COM, INC. (United States of America)
(74) Agent: SMART & BIGGAR
(45) Issued: 2012-01-17
(22) Filed Date: 1998-09-11
(41) Open to Public Inspection: 1999-03-12
Examination requested: 1998-09-28
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country Date
08/928,951 United States of America 1997-09-12
09/046,503 United States of America 1998-03-23

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